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‘Time to take out our swords’ – Inside Iran’s plot to attack Saudi Arabia

A new Reuters report based on testimonies by Iranian officials reveals how the Iranian government orchestrated the September 14 drone strikes that targeted two Saudi Aramco oil facilities in Abqaiq and Khurais, disrupting about half of the kingdom’s oil capacity. While the attack was claimed by Yemen’s Houthi rebels, Saudi Arabia, the United States, and various other countries have accused Iran of plotting the operation.

According to the report, the attack was devised by leading officials of  Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in May, and was intended to send a message to Saudi Arabia’s ally the United States over its decision to pull out from the 2015 Iran nuclear deal and reimpose sanctions on Tehran.

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